KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup Format and Qualification

Format: The 2023 KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup features 12 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams. Both divisions are split into two pools of six for round-robin play. The best six teams overall, regardless of pools, qualify for the playoffs with the top two receiving byes to the semifinals. Tiebreakers may be played to decide the final playoff spots.

Qualification: In order to qualify for the KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup event, teams must win one of the following events listed below. Tour event winners that will qualify for the KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup event will be notified as of Feb. 1, 2023. In the event that a team wins two of the events listed, the winner of the next-ranked event based on strength of field will be invited.

Men’s Qualifying Events:

• 2022 Princess Auto Players’ Championship
• 2022 KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup
• 2022 Men’s world championship
• 2022 Boost National
• 2022 WFG Masters
• 2022 HearingLife Tour Challenge (Tier 1)
• 2023 Open
• 2022 Pan-continental championship
• 2023 USA Curling national championship
• 2023 Tim Hortons Brier
• 2023 Men’s world championship
• 2023 Princess Auto Players’ Championship

Women’s Qualifying Events:

• 2022 Princess Auto Players’ Championship
• 2022 KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup
• 2022 Women’s world championship
• 2022 Boost National
• 2022 WFG Masters
• 2022 HearingLife Tour Challenge (Tier 1)
• 2023 Open
• 2022 Pan-continental championship
• 2023 USA Curling national championship
• 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts
• 2023 Women’s world championship
• 2023 Princess Auto Players’ Championship